Thursday, May 19, 2011


Recently a good friend in South Carolina sent me an email with a wonderful link to a site that provides facts and figures related to the year of your birth. Considering the fact that I was born in 1931, I had to check into the details, because like you, I do not remember a thing about the first year of my existence on this unique place called Earth.

For instance the world was in the midst of the Great Depression and the unemployment rate in 1931 was a staggering 16.9%, while the price of a first-class postage stamp was only two cents. The drums that led to World War ll were beginning to beat with the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. Double feature movies emerged as a way for the unemployed to occupy time.

Check out the attached link to gain a great deal of information relative to your first year of life.

Many positive things have occurred since each of us entered this world, some for the better and, sadly, some for the worst. Just consider the magnificent improvement in life expectancy and population growth world-wide in the past eighty years. Enjoy your individual investigation.


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